The White House is in complete chaos. One of their own is on the chopping block.
And Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was just smacked with a life-changing lawsuit.
The Biden administration has been under constant fire for its numerous scandals for years now.
Every single week seems to bring anything from some minor speaking mishap all the way to full blown bribery allegations.
How are they supposed to deal with all of this? Well, they’ll make sure no one can ask a question about it on camera.
Their censorship knows no bounds, but now they’ve been hit with a lawsuit they never saw coming.
A member of the White House press corps has filed a complaint against White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and the Secret Service, saying that his press credentials were illegally removed.
African journalist Simon Ateba filed a lawsuit on Thursday, claiming that the White House’s policy of withholding press access violates the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution.
In May, President Biden’s White House revealed new guidelines that, for the first time, allowed for the revocation of a press credential.
“Defendants violated Mr. Ateba’s First Amendment rights by changing the criteria for hard pass credentials to intentionally prevent Mr. Ateba from obtaining hard pass access,” the lawsuit reads.
“Defendants did so by adopting credentialing criteria specifically designed to exclude Mr. Ateba from eligibility. Such discrimination amounts to a content-based regulation and viewpoint discrimination against Mr. Ateba in violation of the First Amendment,” it continues.
The White House did not immediately reply to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Ateba claims that his press pass expired on July 31 and that he has been unable to renew it. There are presently 975 reporters with hard passes to the White House.
Hard passes allow journalists to freely enter and exit the White House briefing room and press area.
Reporters who do not have hard passes must contact the White House for a day pass on a certain date.
Today News Africa’s Ateba has been at the center of multiple briefing room squabbles.
The journalist slammed Jean-Pierre during a March 20 briefing at the White House, which was hosting the celebrity cast of “Ted Lasso.”
At the time, Ateba’s biggest gripe was that he hadn’t been able to ask a question in seven months. The reporter has consistently claimed that the White House discriminated against him and other journalists.
“This is not China. This is not Russia. What you are doing, you’re making a mockery of the First Amendment,” Ateba said at the time.
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